On November 27, 2016 Jean Mack of St. Albert passed away at the age of 91. She is survived by her children Lorne (Angie), Clint, Charlene (Ron); as well as her Grandchildren Brock, Jerad, Jeff and Kjerstin and their spouses, and her Great-Grandchildren Olivia, Brielle, William, Everett and Brynne, as well as her many nieces, nephews and friends. Jean is predeceased by her husband William, her parents Anna and Richard Cox and her siblings Trevor, Frank, Allen, Fred and Verna.
Jean was born May 8, 1925 in Bentley, Alberta. At 18 she joined the RCAF and served as a Dental Assistant with the rank of Corporal until the wars’ end. She then moved to Edmonton where she attended Edmonton Pentecostal Tabernacle as well as Northwest Bible College. It was at a church picnic that she met the love of her life Bill, and they were married on March 1, 1947. This just happened to be the date of Bills Birthday – proving that she was his best and most cherished present. Jean became the first Bible College student permitted to marry while still registered in classes with the blessing of D.N. Buntain. This started what we now know as the term “Northwest Bridal College”.
Her passion was people. Whether at work, church or home she was always searching for ways to share her faith. Jean taught Sunday School for many years and became the first Director of (and the driving force behind) the King’s Kids Children’s Choir at church.
Jean loved her family, and she showed this love through dinners (big and small), holidays and get-togethers. Time with Bill, her kids and her Grandkids were her favorite times, even if it was simply sitting on the back deck on a warm day.
She could be counted on for lots of laughter, enthusiastic support, wise advice, and some good-natured teasing. But most of all she could be counted on for an all-encompassing and limitless love for her Saviour, her family and everyone that was lucky enough to call her friend.
A Celebration of Life will take place on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm at North Pointe Community Church, 14025 – 167 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.